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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1885.
CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
NEWS OF THE; WEEK,
Gloauod by Tolosrrnph and Mali
In tho Senate on tho (Sth petitions ntul
bills were prosonted and then tho calendar
u proceeded with. Tho lntr-Stnto Com-
inrrco bill wiu taken up nnd discussed at
ewrtti. After receiving- u messniro from Ilia
resident trnnsmtltlnir tho report ot tho
lecrolary of tho Interior rcirardlnir llm pres
ent relation with tho t'heycuncs and A rp pa
hoes, tho Pohnte went Into oxrcutlvtisr-ssinn.
....In the llouso hill ami resolutions wcro
Introduced. Mr IIKcock moved to suspend
tho rule and pass tho lull nbolislilmr tho In
ternal rerrnun u nn tobacco, snulr. o irnrg,
etc.. whloli after tlolmto vtn lost. rns,
7S:Nnys, in. tlio motion to suspend tho
rule nnd tako from tho Hnoakcr' tablo tho
Mexican Pension hill and concur In nil tho
renato amendments thereto, win loot.
Tho Homo also refused to suspend
the rules and consider the Bankruptcy hill,
known at tho I.owcll Mil. Tho Mississippi
Hirer Improvement hill (It appropriate '
U,W) wns then Introduced and tho llouso
In tho Senate on tho Oth tlio Oregon Cen
tral Land Forfeiture hill was discussed nt
length nnd Anally passed, and nflcroxccutlvn
session tho Senate adjourned ...Intho llouso
tho bill paired nperoprlutlnir ao.u) for tho
support of destitute Indium In Montana. Tho
unuso men in uouiinnico ot too wnniu eon-
the cotninltlco rosoami tho bill passed. Ad
Iir the Senate on tho 7th Bonntor 1'lumb
presented a petition from the Oklahoma
eottlers protesting against tlio cruelty of
their removal by tho troops. Fcnntor t'lunib
aald It seemed to him tlio tlmo had conio
sldcrcd tho Tension Appropriation bill. T
liill appropriates f.V.UWw), or f,f lc
than tho estimates. After a lonjj ulsousslu
question of the occupancy of theeu lands by
whlto settlers. Tho llouso bill aiiproprlatlnir
ffltUM to relievo rioMltulo Indians passed
Consideration of the Inter-Hinto Commerco
bill was then resumed and tho debate con
tinued until tho Bonato went Into nxicuilvo
session . In tho House n communication
Was ri-cotved frntn thn Hcaretiiri' of tha
Treasury trnnsmltllnirun estmiiito from the
nccrmnry ni mo navy xorino approprpuion
of .'.tti,U fo-lho erection or a nun foundry
and the purchaso of steel fur iiinnu filature
of heavy orJnnnco. Tho llouto thun re
sumed consideration of tho lnier-Stato Coin
merco bill. Tho debate wns ecu tinned at
length, when tho bill was Is Id .side. Mr,
tllbson offered n resolution declaring It tho
duty of this Congress to enact suchlawsand
make such appropriations us will enable tho
(lovcrnment to coinmenco nt nnco tno con
stnictlon or n navy sultrhlo both for olten
flioand dcfrnslvo purposes In tlmo of war.
Tub Senate on tho 8th wax mainly en
Raged In debate, one of tho features being
a tilt between Senators lilt-nils' nnd Allison,
and an address by Fenstor Lapham on the
aubjoct of commercial treaties. After oxce
titlv e session, adjourned . In the Hnusotho
Mil passed granting tho right nf war to thi
Fremont, Klkhorn.V. Missouri Valley Itnllroad
across tho Fort Itoblnsnn Military llescrva
tlon In Nebraska. The llnuso n-sumt-d con
sideration ot tho lntcr-Htnto Commerce hill,
which nrter further dchato wus finally
passed. IV) to T.1. In tlio Alabama contostol
election co Bhelly illem ) whs unsontod,
nnd Craig (Hep.) drefnrnt entitled to tho seat
nnd sworn In. Tho llouso then went Into
Coinmlttco uf tho Whole, cud then ad
journed. In tho Scnato on tho Oih, after lomo
routine work, consideration of tho Inter
Btato Commoreo bill wns resumed, nnd Fcna
tor Onrlnud called up tin llouso billon tho
saino subject and tho debate continued until
fxccutlre session. ..Tho llouso bynvntuof
; to H) rofusod to postiHino private business
111 order to tako up tho Natal bill. A largo
number of prlrato bills wcro reported and
plucod on tho calendar. A rccoiui was taken
until ovonlng, at which session tho llouso
Jiasscd twenty-one pension bills. Ad-ourned.
Cmir Jt'snct Waite wai reported to
bo still very seriously 111,
The Comptroller of tho Currency has nu-thorlte-l
the Union Notional Hank of Chi
cago to begin business vritU a capital of
OjcneraL C. Vf. DLAin has been ap
pointed to acton behalf of Koiuns, Assis
tant l'leld Marshal at tho unveiling ot
It was reported at Washington that the
Governors of twenty States bad written
to express their desire to co-operato In
makluz tho American exhibition to ho held
In London In 180 a faithful and thorough
exposition ot tho arts, manufactures and
prodacts of tlio United States. It wns pro
;poscd to tako tho Government exhibits
,now at New Orleans to London In a pub
1'AYitARTcn General Kociiestkii has
preferro'l charges ngalust Major Smyth,
the paymaster who left Savannah with
&f)Q ot Government funds In his oses
slou. The hill Introduced by Senator llawloy
to grant copyright to cltlieus of foreign
countries provides that foreigner whose
countries confer ujon American authors
privileges of copyright eiua! to those ac
corded their own citizens shall have In tho
United States copyright privileges equal to
those enjoyed by citizens ot tho United
States. This bill Is favored by the Ameii
an.lEUAl.!XzENiChIcf Signal OOlcer.bas
oductl Sergeant Otto ttuitiiurtYi of the
, Signal Bervlco to the ranks, and formally
recuwtimebded his dismissal from tho ser
vice for"ritynj Lieutenant Oreejy's private
papors. Thtx rocommendatlou Aras ap
proved. - L,
Mant ot tho knitting mills about Troy,
N. Y., resumed work on theSth.
D. K. Jokes has been elected rrrsldrntof
tho Itoanl of Managers of tho Iron and
Steel Association ot l'blladelphla.
Juuur. Cowinu urged tho Her York
Grand Jury at the Court ot General Ses
sions to contlnuo tbolr Investigations Into
the charges of corrupt conduct alleged
against iuvora.1 olllclals.
The faculty of Harvard College, by SI to
b, hns voted to prohibit Inter-collegiate
games ot font-ball.
Geneual Grant has written a letter to
Cyrus Field, declining proffered assistance
in his financial dIUIcultlcs.
Mu. Kate K. METEn was committed
recently at Syracuse, N. Y., for tho mur
der of her husband by poisoning.
0. A. Saver, formerly I'rlvnto Secretary
(or Henry Vlllard,has mysteriously disap
peared, lie kept a cigar store on Chatham
street, New Yot k. I
Commodore burr, tho midget, was mar
ried nt Boston recently to Clara Carueld,
Henry Crosby & Co., lumber mer
chants ot 1'hlladclphia, failed recently for
De Cornemus II. Aa.Niw, of New York,
has resigned from tha Hoard ot Indian
Cownun men aro being secured U tako
the place ot the Hocking Valley inlnen.
Arnold C StaCT was shot doatl Inlath,
Mi)., recently during tho progress of a fam
The Dock Deportmunt of Mew York has
recovered $17,600 damages for dock' rent
against 0. r. 'Huntington.
The tiuncry'of George T. Adams tt-'o.,
at EasUu, Va., was burned vocontly,' loss,
Ouvsa Dnos. ft; ruaurs, Pittsburgh
Iron manuracturcrSi controiUifs; four mills,
hare ordered a reduction ot 40 to 12)1 per
tenUlu the wages of, til employes except
thoso governed by contracts. The reduc
tion altects botweeu 8,000 and 1,000 men.
State Treasurer, Wjuobt, of New Jer
,. Uoston was very much torn up over a
Wench ot promlu cnaa brought by Mrs,
J'.lau H. Walker, o widow 0( tlilrty,
against James Deshon, a feeble but wealthy
Id raanqt eighty-Sve,
Katie and Htty fcHoody, two wras
'1, wrr arrM for mft In Asheny-
City the other day and nearly $3,000 worth
of goods, which they had stolen, recovered
at tho resldcnco of their parents,
JoRirn J. Walton, of New York, was
recently committed to Jail for frauds on
tho Navy Department.
It wns reported recently that the Lehigh
V'llkesbarre Coal Company would soon
suspend a number nf their collieries, throw
ing out of work 1,000 persons.
The rittsburgli gloss manufacturers hnro
originated n movement to close down two or
three months earlier this year than uscal.
AriRKon tho morning ot tho Dtn nt tho
dry goods storo of Henry 1'ogcrs, New
York, destroyed property vnluod at $75,
000. A woAl nnmtd Catherine Vnnncssen
wns burned to death In n flro at Pittsburgh,
I'a., the other day.
The Ilishop of tho coloroa i.pincopoi
Church nt l'blladelphla has boon arrested
At Clear Water, N, Y., r-etntly n West
Shore freight train was derailed and six
The wages of employes In tho Contoo
tocket mill nt Contootockot, N. II., have
been reduced ten per cent. y - -
A few of tlio St. Louis street car drivers
struck work recently, but a compromise
wns cITcctcd and they rcturnod to work.
ItonKRT Maxwell, nneyi"eincsstigor
on tho Ohio Southern Itahroad, wnn shot nt
Jnckson, O., by William Johnson, colored,
with whom he had a quarrel.
Loum Feddkh, night watchman nt Syer'a
spoke toetory, Hloonilngton, Ind., wns
found dead near his homo recently. His
brains had been lieaten out.
C." K. Henderson was bound over at
Cincinnati to answer tho chargo of pro
scntln; raised postnl notes.
Information reached St. Louis from Now
York that W. C. Robinson, recently of tho
West Shoro Hallroad, has been appointed
Tratllc Manager of tho Tcxoa & S.t. Louts
A.pividenu of four per ceut. has been
declared on tho capital stock of the Wil
mington & Western Hallroad Company.
The Atchison, Topcka & Santa Ko Hall
mad has declared a dividend of $1.60 per
nil a re.
The steamer Hello ot Shrovoport sunk re
cently sixty miles nbovo Arkansas City,
two Uvea being lost.
Ji'ikie J. W. DUNLAP.recently appointed
to succeed Judge Iilack In the Circuit
Court, accidentally shot himself In the
thigh recently, at Kansas City. As ho
leaned back In his chair the pistol in his
hip jiocket exploded. The wound was con
TnE Inquiry Into tho Intimidation prac
ticed by United States Deputy Marshals
In tho October election at Cincinnati com
menced on tho 6th.
The Louisillo & Nashville Hallroad
made another cut ot three retitu n hundred
on freight from St. Louts to all Green line
James WALEin shot and killed William
Simmons nt Cottonwood, I. T., recently.
Henry C. Haarstickwbs elected Presi
dent of tho St. Louis Merchants' Exchange.
An armed mob from Gettysburg took
imsscsston of Forest City, Dak., on tho Tth
and stole tho publlo records.
The Chicago Driving Park will bo sold
to the highest bidder to defray the debts of
The first passenger train from tho East
for twenty-three deys reached Portland,
Ore., on the Tth.
The cattle ranges in tbo Indian Territory
suffered severely from tho recent snow
Euua II. Wallace, ot Ohio, has com
menced suit lu the Now York United
States Court, claiming ono-thlrticth part
ot tho estate of Anncke Jans.
his d0 a t1 became Insane after the deed,
hns been placed lit the asylum at Nash
vlllo, Ttnti Watford was shot down In
his own house.
In a riotous outbreak recently In Hut
ledge, On., n man named Churchill was ro
porlcd killed nnd soverat wounded.
H. W. Wooonurr & Co., ot Cincinnati,
duJrrs in hots, caps and furs, havo assigned.
The doctors of Galena, III., wero recently
troubled over n case ot paralysis, resulting
in almost instantaneous loss of speech.
Tlio patient was Mrs. David Fuuston, who
wnllo leaning lorwnru, ten to tue uoor ami
became unconscious, recovered almost Im
mediately thereafter, but wns unablo to
articulate, and could not speak a word.
Tue Iowa Stato Auditor settled with
tho retiring Treasurer at Dea Moines on tho
7t'j, counted his funds on hand and found
all correct to, a cout, uhercuian tha olllco
was delivered to bis successor, Captain
Twonibly, who gnvo his receipt to his pre
decessor for $131,0l.0'.
THE passenger agents of Eastern roads
have made tho round trip ratn from Chi
cago to Washington during tho Inaugura
tion f'JO; Cincinnati to Washington, $15.
Jouern It. Dunlap, ot tho 7fer-Oreon,
has been elected Presldcut ot tho Chicago
The Grand Trunk Hallroad dcirat and
baggage express rooms at Lindsay, O.,
burned tho other day.
William Nolan, foreman of n cement
quarry nt liallclsburg, Ind., was killed re
cently by a large pleco ot rock being blown
THE Farmers Institute nt Daytop, O.,
closed on theXHh.
Governor Stoneuan'h messago to the
California Legislature recommends it to
memorialize Congress against tho ratifica
tion ot tho Spautsli nnd Mexican ti eaties.
A convention ot silver advocates has
been railed to meet at Denver on tha "Hh.
A good deal ot uneasiness was recently
felt at St. touts In railroad circles lu couso
quence ot the unstabillty of passenger
rates at Chicago, and n general war was
apprehended unless speedy restoration was
The Scott Lumber Company's planing
mill at Merrill, Wis., wns burned recently.
Damage, $20,000; no Insurance.
Hodkrt W, WitinitT, an Eastern Jour
nalist ami magazine writer, died recently
at Cleveland, O.
The steamer "Acconnack," ot tho Old
Dominion line, colli Jed tccently with the
steamer "Luray," of the same lino, oil
Hnney Island. Tha "Acconnack" sank.
No lives wcro lost. Thcro was a heavy fog
at tho time.
A MiarLArED switch at Mnllno.on Llttlo
Schuylkill Itnllroad, derailed fourteen cars,
which wero smashed Into splinters.
The French Government has telegraphed
to General NcRrler, at Tonquln, thanking
him for bis "brilliant victories over tho
The health of Mr. W, K. Gladstone, tha
English Prlmo Minister, was reported Im
proving. A WAR In tho Transvaal appeared Immi
nent from tho tone of dispatches received
from Capo Town.
President Gnr.vY has ordered a medical
report on tho condition ot Louis Michel.
Annum Smith, n London builder, failed
roccntly. Liabilities, $100,000.
The river at Montreal recently flooded
tho Government buildings.
Ht. Ittv. John Jackhon, D. D., Bishop
it London, died on tbo (ith,
Francis Sidnky, thoToronto Incendiary
has been sontenced to flvo years In tho pen
itentiary. A slight shock of carthqunko was felt at
Geneva on tho 7th.
The Orango troubles at Day Roberts havo
A church, convent and fifty houses were
destroj-ed nt Motrll, Spain, by an earth-
qunkoon thooth. Tlierowasn great pro
cession at Granada ou tho Tth, twelve
thousand people headed by priests bearing
tho Imago ot tho Virgin Mary through tho
streets, chanting and praying for deliver
nnco from future earthquakes.
In December F,nglish imports decreased
707,101 pounds, compared with December of
last year. Exports decreased 1,130,093
)ounds, compared with December, 1RS.1.
Prince At.nr.nr Victor or Wales, heir
presumptive to tho Ilrlttsh throne, attained
his majority ou thoStlu
The trial of Madame Clovls Huguos, for
th., murder of tho French detectlve,Morln,
commenced at Paris ou the 8tb.
Gladstone will probably rctlro from
Parliament at tho end ot tho present ses
sion. Fresh carthquakn shocks wcro fclton tha
8th at Nerja, and at Valcz, Malaga, several
houses wero damaged.
The Popo, on recently receiving one
hundred nnd sixty delegates of Young
Men's Catholic SocUtlcK, spoke at length
and said thcro was too much reason to 'car
n social cataitropho was linmlticuu Catho
lics, especially the young, should strlvo to
The llrlllsh bark "Isabel," from Cadiz,
reported passing a largo Norwegian bark,
abandoned by tho crew. Tho "Isabel" wo
overtaken by a submarine earthquake, ac
companied by n roaring which was appall
ing. The ship was terribly shaken and the
crew paralyzed with fear.
Earthquake shocks htiro been felt at
Embrun and Chamburg, and at other points
in tho Province of Halta Alpes, France,
General Santo Douinuo Villa has
been elected President ot tho Stato of
Panama and duly Installed.
Duhino tho past year PiJCO Immigrants
arrived In the province of Ontario, of w hfrti
number N?,M)1 came to tho United States.
The proposed expedition of Prof. Nor
denskjold to tho South Polo has been post
poned until 1SS7.
Parnell, tho Irish agitator, was pre
sented with tho f rcodom of tbo city ot Clou-
rael on the Oth.
The sons of tho Prlnco ot Wales will
write an account of their voyage round tho
All tho members ot the Egyptian debt
commission, with tho exception of the
English delegate, have signed a statement
that tho financial proposals ot Earl Gran
ville bo unaccepted.
Advices from Nagasaki state Japanese
paper currency has fallen In value twenty
per cent, slnco the discovery ot tho recent
difficulty In Corea ten Is to-vords war.
The American Electrio Light and Illumi
nating Company, Unish Electrio Lighting
Company and New England Western Elec
tric Lighting Company wVo considering
the advisability ot consolidating.
A cyclone swept through the country
fifty miles north ot Montgomery, Ala., on
the night of the lltb. Immense, damage
was done, and ouo llfo wns reported lost at
tho tlrst announcement.
TnE Senate, on tho 12th, was occupied
with a very animated discussion growing
out ot the dlsputo between General Sher
man and Jefferson Davis. In the House a
bill was passed authorizing tho Judgo ot
the Supreme Court to apjioint a competent
lawyer to preparo a criminal code for the
District ot Columbia.
A Cumderlanu, Md,, special eayat "A
serious riot occurred at the little mining
town of Eckhnrdt, In which about 100
drunken Swedes participated. Pistols,
knives and stones wero freely used and a
number badly hurt, but no one killed."
The other morning a fire was discovered
In tho building occupied by Heed & Cor
nock, the Maltlno Manufacturing Company
and Ivow lork Pharmaceutical Associa
tion, nt Youkers, N. Y. The building was
entirely destroyed. Loss over $'JO0,OuO.
A terrible liuiTlcnno In the Province ot
Malaga, Spain, on the 12th, completed the
ruin ot many places that suit crcd by the
earthquake. Alcainp, In which tho fugi
tives from Perlaua had taken refuge, was
The loulsvlllo Hoard ot Trade has passed
a resolution to Secretary McCulIoch,
thanking him tor the recent order extend
ing tho tlmo on whisky for export.
A severe gale prevailed along the whole
British coast ou the 12th. Dispatches from
points where telegraph lines have not been
prostrated reported a number of vessels
wrecked and many lives lost.
A $'.'00,000 flro occurred In the mule room
of the Slado mills at Falls Hlver, Mass.,
A Biiootino affray took place at New
Orleans recently between J. D. Houston,
State Collector, and Gforge Osmond, editor
ot the JiYucof. Neltbor was seriously hurt.
Captain Ciiarlcii W, Voloeii, the only
son ot tbo late Secretary of tho Treasury,
died ot consumption at Geueyn, N. Y., on
W. II. Vandkrwlt did a very popular
thing lu purchasing the whole ot General
Grant's mortgaged property at- the sale
SHERMAN V3. DAVI3.
General fthrrman publishes .tastlneatlon
of Ills Itetnarkt Itellrellog Upon .Ferrer-
sonlal and Ills Attitude Toward the
Wasiiinuton, D. a, January IL
Tlio National llriiubltcan publishes lit
ill tho documents lllcd by General Sher
man with tho War Dopartnicntin jnstlflca
lion ot his assertion at a recent meeting
ot a Grand Army Post In St. Louis that
Jefferson Davli, during tho progress ot
tho war, changed his Stato rights doc
trines and threatened to uso force should
any Stale ot tho Confederacy attempt to
scccdo trom the Government. General
Sherman's letter transmitting these docu
ments was published by certain papers
this mornliii in violation of a pledge (so
Bccrotary Lincoln says) that tho whole
correspondence should be published or
Tho omitted documents on which Gen
eral Sherman based the charges contained
In bis speech and reiterated In his letter,
established these points! Extricts trom
contemporaneous cjclopcdlas set forth
that In North Carollnt two parties exist
ed, oni! headed by Holdcn, who contended
that the Stale alone had the right to ne
gotiate a penco with tho General Govern-
mcuti the other, headed by oovcrnor
(now Senator) Vance, who Insisted that
tho Stato could not act In co-opcratlon
with other States engaged with her In tho
war. Quotation Is made I ro" a speech
ot Goetnor Vance's, In which ho de
clared that secession from the Confederacy
will Imolvc us In a new war a bloodier
f-nniiift thin thit which wo now dcnlore.
So aoon as you announco to the world
that you aro a sovereign and Independent
nation, as a mattcrofcourso the Confeder
ate Government has a right to declare war
against 30U, and President Datls will
nuke tho whole Stato a Ilcld ot battlo
This Is followed tip by a letter from
Jefferson Davis to Governor Vance,
dated January 8, 18CI, In which he sajsi
1 have received your letter of theSOth ul
timo, containing suggestions 01 the measures
to be adopted tor the purposo ot removing
tho source of discontent In North Carolina.
lfonr much, trom the tenor ot the
news 1 receive from rth Carolina, that an
attempt will be made by some bnd men to
Inaugurate movements whleii must bo con
sidered equivalent to aid and comlort to tho
enemy, nnd which all patriots snonld com
bine 10 nut down at uny cost, tou wuy
count on my aid In every effort to spare your
Mutes the scenes of civil warfare which win
devastate Its homes If the designs ot thess
iAsttor bo suffered to make headway.
lu another message to (he Confederate
Congress, transmitted about this same
time, Mr. Davis said ho had hoped to
present to tho world "the proud spectacle
ot a peoplo unan'mous in tho assertion
nnd defense of their rlzhls. and without
the necessity ot a single sacrlllcc of civil
rights to military necessity, out it can no
longer bo doubted that tho zeal with
which the peoplo sprang to arms at tho
beginning of tho contest, has lu soma
parts of the Confederacy been im
paired. Public meetings have been
hold, lu some ot which a
treasonable dcilgn Is masked by a
prctctno.of devotion to Stato sovereignty
nud In others Is openly avowed."
Whereupon he askst "Must these evils
be endured? Must the Independence, for
which wo aro contending, tho safety ot
tho defenseless families of the men who
have fallen In battle, and ot those who
stllL coutront tho lutadcrs, bo put In
peril for the sake ot conformity to tho
technicalities of tho law of treason." Ho
proceeds to recommend the suspension
of the writ of habeas corpus throughout
Appended to this secret message Is an
Intercepted letter from Alex. II. btephens
to Hcrschcl v. Johnson, 01 ucorgia,
(which has previously b.ccn published,
but which only becomes fully Intelligible
when considered In the connection lu
which General Sherman places it) lu which
Mr. Stephens says of Mr. Davlst
"Since his first elevation to power he
has changed many ot his former Slates
rights principles, as In case ot conscrip
tion. Ills v, hole policy en tbo organiza
tion and discipline, of tbo army Is per
fectly consistent with the hypothesis that
he Is aiming at absolute power."
Other documcuts aro given, together
with arguments and hletorlil facts, con
cerning an article of several coltimus, all
tending to conllrm the truth ot the
charges made by General Sherman In his
speech before Frank Ulalr Punt G. A. H.
Captain 1'lialan, or Kansas City, the Tli
llm of n Cowardly and IVrhaps 1'atal
Assault In New Yoik.
Nkw Yoiik, January 10. At a lato hour
yesterday afternoon several men rushed out
of No. 12 Chambers street. In which building
Is located th ofDco of O'Donovan Hossa
and tho United Irtnliman. In n few seconds
afterward it man covered with blood tot
tered do n tho stairs to the hallway and
sank on the front stoop, whllo tils blood
covered tho sidewalk in a, stream. Most In
tense excitement at onco took plaeo and
II1UI.U II IU I "
crowds (locked to the scene. Several oul-1 "j must bo
ccrs rushed.tip and seeing a few men niak-1 forced. Either
AnHRRENT! ot rival candidates for tho
ofllco of County Clerk at Moorellold W,
Va,, wero roccntly uuder. arms, and tha
town was In great alarm.
In aflghC which occurred on tho Tth- be
tween whisky sellers and Government offi
cers at Livingston, Ky., a man named
James was killed, '
A rinE at Macon, Ga., recently destroyed
proiwrly valued at $27,000.
Hkv. W. H. Darkall, one of the beat J
knqwn Presbyterian preachers of Georgia,
has been adjudged Insane. In his lucid
moments be acknowledged his Insanity
and requested to be sent to an asylum-
Over study wns the cause.
A YOU.NU lady ot Valdosta, Ga., having
vainly endeavored to win her brother from
the companionship ot an obnoxious young
man, recently laid lu wait for the offender
and drovo blin olt by the uso ot a horse-
whin. Tha affair caused nulte a sensation. 1 and presenting It to Mr. Grant.
In whleh thn raursa nf tha voiinir ladv was hilt would not accent of anv refusal.
upheld, I The Germans have had troublo with the
Tits body 01 llorris uoiiliticker, A young ' natives at tue wameroons, west Airica
Hebrew citizen, was stolen from the pot
ters' field at Louisville, Xy., recently.
The City Marshal of Homer, La., was
shot and killed recently In a street row.
The Stli of January, being; the nnulver-
csry of tho" battle ot 'iw Orleans, was
celebrated In mauy of tho cities ot the
Samuel Li wW marsWeH WHMmm
fyf SUHnf Atmvr
In an attack on Ilelltowu, to rescue the
Ocrihan agent, one soldier was killed aud
several wounded. The agent was found
The New York A'tar, tho organ ot John
Kelly, has suspended publication.
"Af.ro.fHoleft Gruuadh on the 11th and
ikeve to Alasma. Slight shocks of earth
piaka wero leit t-lie same fiy ot Alhama
The Children or Thirty Deserted Women
In Hfiitrcli ofn rather.
Acnoinil, fix., January li.
S"mc tlmu ago this place was stirred
tip by the arrival ot n man named K.
A. Wilson, who represented himself as a
niau of wealth and a Commissioner from
California to tho New Orleans Exposi
tion. Ho claimed to be the Wilson who
bad lclt hero tlilrty -live years ago, leaving
his young wife aud babe, through jealousy
of his w lie's popularity. He found his wlfo
dead, after m lug married a second time,
hut his son bad grown up, married and
was still living. The old gentleman gave
the young roan a sum ot money to lit up
his mother's grave, and ordered blm to
sell out his possessions and go to his
father's palatial residence lu California.
Mr. Wilson also filled the ears ot Thomp
son Lauhon with a wonderful story ot his
(Lawbon's) father's In California, with a
fortune awaiting Its rightful heir. Tho
f lories havo tilled tho measure of publlo
excitement, but tlio mysterious failure ot
llsou to come at the appointed time tor
bis son has not been explained.
When those facts were first published
thov gave rise to curious developments.
Not less than thirty different Wllsous,
living In widely separated parts of the
country, hate written to various business
men aud olllclals, making Inquiries about
tho mystoilous Wilsou, claiming that
their lathers had disappeared lit the same
way, and sceklug a clew to them. Tho
latest letter is one addressed by Joshua
Wilsou, ot Owen Sound, Cauada, to Post
master Itooucv here, making explicit In
DrcUurd Willi Thanks.
New Yokk. January It
Correspondence Is mado public which
shows tbat,Mr.W. II. Vaudcrbllt presented
Mrs. Grant with all tho ptoperty mort
gaged In his favor to cover tho debt ot Gen-
urai Grant to Mr. VanJcrbiit SUQ.OQO-
uut mat tho General and Mrs. uraut re
fused utterly to accent, saving that tlio
debt Is a just one aud Mr. Vaudcrbllt
mttbt lose nothing by tbo transaction.
Mr. Vaudcrbllt then pressed acceptaiica
lu another form, but tha Qnxl answer
was M.t they could not and would not ac
cept ' in
A Confessed Murderer.
CaAwrORnsviLLE.Isn., January u,
John Coffee, tbo man who murdered
Jfctnci McMullen and wlfo and theu tired
Uiotr dwelling Ust Wednesday night, was
captured Saturday ulgbtncarStrlngtown,
twenty-tlve miles fjrora when) ha commit
ted tha deed, aud brought to Elmdale,
near tho scene of tha murder. As soon
as It becaruo kuown he was: thoro people
for mUea arouad Hockyl to tho til
lego, and It .was wKk difficulty Mm
oillccrs wero hermit ted to brb Mat
ecru and pt Hm la Wll, geletsj
Wartlarto this etr Hlth Mm k MtA r.
CMUIMlo, mi awrtsw jww. HWrWM
Whm town. . v JjL . .
Ing towards Chambers street and tho City
Hall, rollowcd llit'in. une 01 inem, n tan
man, was captured and brought back to
whom tho dying man was I) lug. "Is this
tho man who stabbed you?" asked an ofll
ccr. "Vr. that's the man,1 sa'd tho bleed
ing man, "but, by lieawms, If I'm going to
dlo I'll din game, and thcro will In) two of
us." Willi that and befoto tlio bystanders
cotitd realize his Intentions ho drew a
revolver and tired two shots In
rapid succession at the man standing
beloro him. Ono of tho balls took effect
on the thigh of his would-be Murderer. Tills
still further increased the excitement, and
the neighborhood became nlld with all
sorts of rumors. The man who as stabbed
proved to be CspUiu Thomas Phclaii, nf
Kansas City, nged forty-nine, and his as
snllant, whom ho says stabbed blm, gave
his name as Hlehs.nl Short, 801 Tenth av
enue. Thoambulanco v. as summoned nnd
I'hclan taken to Chambers Street Hospital
dylnj. He Is Stabbed In the neck and
breast ami several other places. There
wero rumors that ho gave away some of
the secrets of tho 1'cnlan organization. A
printer named Schmidt, who lias a compos-
, .,. ...-.. fi.im .....t, ... 1 flnn-
H1H room OU IHU SUUIU liuut IIUA IU w wvir
ovan Item's office, said: "I was standing
nt my work; suddenly I heard a nolso in
Hossa's office, with tho tirwcttlng of a table
and loud, angry words and curses, 'litis
continued for some Kconds, when some
thlin; heavy was thrown against tho wall.
A man cried out something that founded
like 'help,' but 1 am not sure whether that
was Hie word or not. Then the door was
banged nen and four men ran down stairs,
caelitrjing to push tho other out ot his
wny. Hlood was trickling down the hcoot
the last man. Tticy wcro half uny down
when tho man with the blood running
down his face cot ahead of the others. I
then ran to and opened the window of our
ofllco which looks out on Chambers street.
Then I saw the man with blood on his lace
fall on tho sidewalk, put his hand to his hip
rvu orrr a iiisvoi.veii
nnd fire at one ot three men, which one I
can't tell, as I did not get n good look at
him. I think, however, lie must hsvu been
shot bjcmse he pulled up his coat, placed
his hand to his back and stumbled forward
as If ho was going to fall on his face A
policeman standing on the comer cauicht
him by the shoulder and arrested hltn. "A
great crowd of iwople gathered around tho
man I) Ing or, the sidewalk, nnd several fire
men came running down the street and did
fomcthlns fur him In the way of
dasldni; water In his face and giv
ing him whisky." "Did you se
O'Donovan Hossa among the four
men." Mr. Schmidt asked. "I can't say I
did." Tho po"co claln to ,iavo " Ietu?r
from Hossa to tho wounded man, telling
him to conio on to New York to bis office;
that he had Important business for blm to
attend to. Phelan was asked by Fireman
Cotlrell If he wanted a minister or priest.
"No," he replied. "I don't want nil) body.
I don't bellcva In any religion; lam a fol
lower of Hob lngersoll." News ot tho
fiTAMUNO AND MIOOTIXO
spread rapidly and inquiries were mado on
all sides as to who Phelan and Short were.
Phelan appeared to bo known to many men
and Identified with many revolutionary so
cieties. Hossa was condemned by a num
ber ot his compatriots for giving paniica
tlon In his nancr this week to an Interview
published In a Kansas City paper, purported
to bo had with Phelan, giving details of the
iperatlous ot the dynamiters In England.
Threats were mado against Hossa's lite, and
It is .said his immediate friends had deter
mined to form n body guard and protect
him. Short, It was stated, caino to this
country with tho man who In thn summer
ot 158 J shot nt Jim McDenuott lu Captain
Kyan's bar room In Chambers street.
Ho Is said to bo a native of Cork, whero
he was ono of tho principal leaders
of the inotrincnt which wns directed by
O'Donovan Hossa. A long Interview from
a Kansas City paper was published by Phe
lan lately. Phelaifwasoneot the origina
tors nt tho skirmishing fund, and nt one
time nuspccted of being the famous "No. I"
mentioned by Informer Carey In Ids evi
dence. Ho has been nn Irish Nationalist all
his life, nnd has always been prominent In
Irish revolutionary nun amenta, anon is
said tu la ono of tho Irishmen who was
driven to tills country ty tho treachery of
Jim McDermott, of Urooklyn, who Is now
believed to bo In ttie pay of tho Urltlsh Gov
Congress and the President IlecomlnJ Im
pressed With the rferesslly for Some De.
rlslro Action In Itelatlon tnTlilsTerrltory
A llefleetlon Upon the Lenders ot tht
WAsnraraTov, r, D., January 10.
Something has got to bo dono about
Oktatioma, and there are evidences that
Congress Is being Impressed with the
necessity for a dcdnlto and decided ex
pression. As Senator Plumb slid the
other day In presenting a memorial
from tho colontats, a dcctslvo pol-
announced and en
tho lands roust b
IHU COMINO SCOURGE.
thrown open or thcro mnst bo such a
declaration from tho Government that
peoplo will stop going In and settling.
On Wednesday a party of Congressmen,
among whom wero Senators Vest,
Dawes, Ingalls and Plumb, called up-m
tbo President lit relation to Ihisro'attcl.
When the subject was broached, Presi
dent Arthur said ho was advised by tho
Department of Justice tbst any Invasion
of the Territory of Oklahoma was an In
fraction ot law. He therefore Issued a
proclamation forbidding persons, to enter
that Territory for settlement. Hut men
set that proclamation at naught, and de
fled tho authorities ot tho Government.
When expelled, they at once prepared
for another Invasion. They began to
drill, provided themselves with arms, and
so on. To keep them out was not only a
matter ot the enforcement o! Government
al authority, but tho President was satis
fied that, aside Irom any such considera
tion, It was right and proper that settlers
should not be permitted to enter the Ter
ritory. Tbo laws relating to the Govern
ment ot tho Indian Territory term It the
"Indian country." This term has been
used In tho legal phraseology
so long that it has come to be applied
generally to Indian reservations. Tho
law authorizes tho Exccutlvo power to
keep Intruders out of the Indian country
aud to employ the military force of tho
Government 111 so uoing, 11 necessary.
Tho President called attention to the fact
that Oklahoma Is Included In the desig
nation of "Iudlau country" and
Is but a small tract, compara
tively, comprising a few hun
dred thoqsajj acres, and surrounded
on every side by Indlau reservations. He
said that It that tract Is to be opened to
settlement the way must bo prepared by
the enactment of laws for that purpose.
As tho case stands there is no civil law
prevailing In Oklahoma, and the President
holds that should that land bo settled bt
whites under existing circumstances, col
lisions between tho whites and the
neighboring Indians would bo al
most certain. If tho land Is to
bo thrown open, ho advises
that a definite plan be enacted Into law
and that such law nhall define how set
tlers shall enter, etc., and thus prevent
trouble between settlers and Indians;
also, that a laud office bo established
there. Until Congress takes souto action
opening Oklahoma to settlement, and
prescribing bow It shall be done, tho
President holds it to be the duty ot the
Executive to keep settlers out ot that
MAKING THE "BOOMINO." BUSINESS rAT.
It Is stated here by persons who have,
In the discharge of official duty, made In
quiry Into the raids of the boomers into
Oklahoma, that the leaders In the move
ment mado tho business quite profitable
Each prospective settler Is required tc
pay a sort of Initiation fee, amounting
to ?l or 93. this id must
be paid at tbo start, so that In caso tht
recruit gets wearied In bis effort to secure
land and backs out tho treasury of the
boomers does not suffer. It is claimed
by some of those who havo liad to aid lu
breaking up these raids that me. icaucrt
really do not want tho Territory opened
to settlement, as that will put au end to
tbclr source ol revenue.
The feeling among Congressmen It
strongly In favor of legislating so as to
throw tho lands open to settlement, but
the apprehension as to what will bo the
effects ot settling with whlto people a
tract right In the heart of the Indian
country causes hesitation about taking
Tho neelril Visit of Cholera To Oaf
Shores Importance of Preparing for 111
Jtrci-pllon Inn Way That Will nob It ol
8uin of lis Terrors.
Br. Louis, to January T.
At a meeting ot tho Mcdlco-Chlrttrglcal
SocIctT, held In Its rooms on Washing
ton avenue, tho subject of cholera In Its
local connection was discussed exhaus
tively by Drs. James M. Lcele, Ilohman,
Hardaway, Moses, Engclroan, Scott,
llrlggs, llryson, Dean and Haumgartncr
with special reference to a sanitary bill
which tho society Intends to push beforo
the City Council at Its next meeting.
Dr. Lcctc, who Is a cholera specialist,
having gained much of his experience In
the St. Louis epidemic ot 18GC, rcjllcd
very pointedly and frankly to tha first
question of the reporter who called upon
aim this morning.
"Yes, sir, thcro Is every reason to be
llcva that tho cholera will invado this
country this year from Europe and swceo
the land as It did In 1832, 1849, 1851 and
18GC. St. Louis will He directly In Its
path when It comes, and It Is tho duty ot
the city authorities to begin at onco to
idopt precautionary and prcventlvo
"Why do we believe tha tho cholera Is
Miming hcrcf " he continued. "Hccauso
we Judge by the past, and In every in
stance that the disease has ravaged Eu
roo It has reached the United States and
passed thiougb the States. It Is now In
France, Italy and Spain that Is very near
ns and we can expect to be reached dur
ing the spring. The city must begin to
provide against the spread of tho dlscaso
"Not by street draining. I wouldn't
giro a cent for such a sanitary precaution.
The welts and cisterns In the city, so far
as their uso for drluklng water Is con
cerned, must bo abolished, and the 25,000
privy vaults roust te destroyed or re
built according to the municipal bill
which we aro urging. The city
should uso . the river water below
the bridge, which Is purer than
that from cither wells or cisterns,
and as for the vaults, why they aro
more to bo feared than an enemy's army
should cholera once reach the city. Hut
the water should bo attended to first.
There Is no puro well or cistern In the
city. Here Is au analysis from a well on
the corner of Locust and Twenty-Eighth
street. Why, If the cholera once reached
St. Louis people drinking that water
would die Hkc sheep with the rot."
"Was tho Influence of driuklng watci
made evident by tho St. Louis epidemic
"Certainly. When the cholera attacked
Its first victim here, tho city authorities
did nothing. From a population of 200,
S00 choleta took 3,572. In New York,
then with 600,000 people, every prepara
tion had b"cn made and every precau
tion with rcgaml to water aud stcrcoia
ccotts that wc arc urging here, and only
1,128 people HeO. Urooklyn prepared
before tha cholera came end lost
only S17. Glasgow, Scotland, with
420,000 people, prepared and lost only
sixty-eight lives, while lu 1831, with a
much smaller population, when no pre
caution had been taken, 3,880 peoplo
died. Don't these fjcts point a moral for
the St. Louis City Council? Wo lutend
to press the matter upon the authorities
until wo force tbem to provide protection
for tho people here, even though they
don't rccognUo lbs necessity themselves."
th Vte.Prrldfnt-Kleet Knows
About ClevfbsmPs Ideas or Phusev JSss)
Venture a Tew Ilopos and Opinions.
Cmwoorltx., .tnnoary ..
Vicc-rrcsldcnt-elcct Hendricks, arrived
it the Palmer House last evening from
Indlat.apolls. He came on legal busi
ness, unci will return home to-night.
Alluding to the political change, he sa'.di
"One almost thinks after one party'
having control ot the Oovernment a quar
ter ot a century, tho chango' In adminis
tration means relaying sorao fouutktlon
ftoncs. Hut our Constitution and Con
stitutional amendments have becoma
fixed. Thcro is no danger of any amend
ments being revoked; I especially tefer
to the franchise of the colored people.
Thelrclvll slatus will contlnuo to broaden.
I am glad tho Democratic party will havo
an opportunity ot showing them that
many things that havo been ctcdlted to
onr party against that race will never be
In speaking about tho Cabinet, Hen
dricks said he knew nothing about Cleve
land's Ideas or plans.
"From wbat I near," no saiu, "ucmo
craU aro desirous of having McDonald
given a position In the Cabinet. Gar
land Is greatly spoken ot for Attorney
General. That Is all I know."
"How large a representation will the
South yet, do you think?"
"I do not know."
"At least two Cabinet appointments,
"I should judge so. At least, I think,
the South, like all other sections, will re
ceive her appointments on a basts of In
dorsement and ability."
"How about the civil sorvlco rules?"
"I think Cleveland will live up to the
civil service laws, as stited In his letter."
"What Is your opinion on tno suo
Jcct?" . ,
"I approve of tho platform which de
clared against making the offices of tho
country pay for political service. I hope
never again to sco such proscription for
jiolltlcal opinion as I have seen for sev
eral years past. Even In that period wo
knew there were good men In ofllco and
such as ought to be retained. None)
should be retained who have nscd their
offices for political purposes.
Hendricks said ho hoped Cleveland
would deliver an Inaugural address that
would set all feeling of unrest la the
business world at case and Inspire confi
dence and activity In commercial fields;
Untrrrllled Prohibitionist Meet at
York and t n.lorse Principle.
Nr.w Yor.K, January 0. The National
Committee ot tlio Prohibition Party met
) estcrday, vv ith John 11. Finch, ot Nebraska,
in the chair. I'toL A. 11. Hopkins offered
a set of resolutions 011 behalf ot the Com
mittee ou Agitation, which wero unanim
ously adopted, endorsing St. John and the
stand matin In the recent Presidential elec
tion. Tho convent inn formally declared that
"tho National Prohibition party Is au Inde
pendent political organisation ot citizens
of the several btate. five ot all sectional
prejudice aud preferences, and Its members
acknowledge; no dictation In the uso and
illilsal ot their ballot. It will mtke 110
compromise of Us prohibition principles by
coalition with any other political party.
The prohibition of the liquor t radio Is a
atlnnal Issue to bo consummated by tne
amendment to tho Federal Constitution,
and the Prohibition party Is a necveslty to
secure such amendment nnd tu maintain au
administration lu power favorable to Its en
forcement." A Changs of front.
Nr.vv YonK, January 0. Mrs. A. T.
Stewart and Judge Hilton, who have si
ways' hitherto opposed the Introduction of a
surface railroad on Hrnadn ay, to-day noti
fied the Commission thinugh counsel they
favored the construction of a horse car
mute. The Stewart estate owns JC00.000
vvutth of property on Hroadvvay.
I suspect wo undurrato tlio Mongol.
Tho celestial, with all lilt ignorance,
hits his slinru of Blircwdiiws. When
some American capitalists wore cn
ilcavorimr to cut tho consent o( tha
Chlncso MnnilarTnt lo develop tho coal
fields u( China, their nnsvvrr was at
least not without diplomatic skill. '-No.
wo can not permit It. First, It will
displace tbu center of gravity, nnd
tho world will tumble over-second, 11
It is a rood thing for you It 13 good tor
Boston Post-ofllco authorities have
In operation, oxporlruoutally, a machine
for canceling uiul postmarking letters.
In a recent trial letters wero put
through tho machluo ut tha rato of 4&0
a minute. Boston JcrnW.
S Si! 1
TJ10 carriago Industry In tho United
States Is driving right along. It gives
employment to 6j,onv pvxrton. and
about 15,000 linns are engaged n tho
The porpetiirf.wcf1tljr6blem ItM
eatt mSuO.OGO, aBd IsiTWresl yet.-.
A BLOODY RIOT.
A Georgia Town Ntlrred Up OiirnSsntruln
nry Itlot, the Itesult of a frivolous Elec
tion Quarrel One Muit Dead and Otlien
Auot'STA. Ga., January 0.
Lastnight Hatledge was convulsed by a
riot which threatened the loss of man
lives, and as It was resulted In the dealt
ot one person and the mutilation of t
dozen more. During the day there had
fe.cn an exciting contest over tbo count)
elections, and although the law require
the closing ot all bars, there were prlvatt
bottles enough to make many drunk, lat
(ccllng, which was somewhat playful at
first, was fanned Into bloodshed by a
frivolous quarrel between Bob Hrewei
aud Tom llstcs, resulting In blows. It
II. Hardin threw himself Into the fight ai
a peacemaker In behalf ot Kstns, when
the Hatvklus boys jumped In to aid Brew
er. In an Instant
KNIVr.S JtNB riSTOI.3
were dinwn. Hardin slashed wickedly a)
Hob Hawkins with his kulic, glvlug, him
three probably fatal stabs in tbo back. A
man named Churchill grasped tho knife
vvuica was in naruum nana, when tne
latter turned around on the new comci
aud drove bis knlfo Into Churchill's
breast. Then others joined In, until not
less than tweuty-flve rucu vcre piled un
In a mass, shooting, cutting, cursing aud
rendering mo scene most mucous, utie
man lost bis ear by a clean cut, and liar
dlu's head was banged up so as to retire
him from the difficulty. A dozen others
were maimed, and It was not until nearly
every ouo was wounded tbat the trouble
ended. Churchill died to-day, while oua
ot the Hawkins lies In a critical state.
Shut Ity a Saloon-Keeper.
St. I-ocis, Mo., January 9.
James Mauzy, a painter, was brought to
tho Four Courts to-day trout the Union
Depot with his right arm blown to pieces
oy a gun-shot. Last Wednesday night he
tttemptcd to enter tho resldcnco ot a gro
cery keeper named EuiU Morschel in St.
Paul, Mo., aud was discovered by Mor
tchil In thu act ot cutting tho window
lists. Morschel scUed his shot-gnu end
bhzed away. Mauzy denies the burglary
ltici claims tuit no was suot lor asklug
1 tree drink. He was sent to the city
Senator Vest to Succeed llluuslf.
JsvygBSOx Crrr. Mo., January ,
The Democratic caucus of the two
louses ot the Thirty-third General Assam
aly inet last night and unanimously re
nominated Geo. G. Vest fora second term
is United States Eenator from this State.
Lieutenant-Governor Campbell presided
over the caucus. Mr. Vest wh plcd la
nomination by Senator JCdwards, of St.
Csswles, nad lh twalaatjo u oed.
tl by Mr. St, , rettW. 1st a&ivwr
to rMsM,(PU'Vn,Wfrnor CfUUisdM
sveU fti xUM M atosyasnt ssjisjnV ' pss
MMMisj slttfasisjjssst Ass4s), swttQ stfMMfcssJsV,
Tkst Ut him fcrrtnal 3aMiM kiHt
l)sstlsvsML, c n , '
THE CARRYING INTERCSTS
tUcuiso4 Ity Chief orthe llureau of Stalls
Waiihsotox, D. CJhnnaryS.
Cnlcf of the Bureau of Statistics Nlinmo,
In bis annual report on Internal com
merce, says that the average rato of
freight charged ou railroads In tho United
States during the year 1831 was less than
halt the average rate charged In 1843,
and that concurrently thcro was an
enormous Incrcaso In the volume ol
t raffle. Mr. Nlmrao discusses tbo subject
of pooling very fully, and In speaking ol
the discriminations which such contests
engendered as between shippers aud rival
cities, no saysi Falsehood and decep
tion were tbe rule aud fair dealing the
exception. . This state of affairs was ut
terly acmorauzing to irauc. lot it was in
contravention of tho great fundamental
law of ethics that lu the competitive
struggles of llfo men shall be permitted
to live and labor In an open Held and lu a
He docs not assume that no better ex
pedient than pooling can be adopted for
the protection ot the commercial, in
dustrial and transportation Interests of
the country against tho destructive and
demoralizing effects of wars ot rates, but
that they are, at the present time, tho
only known expedient that seems to bo
available for accomplishing that purpose.
He thinks, however, tbat It Is easier to
regulate the great poobr than to regulate
tho roads separately.
DECEMBER AND JUNE.
A Proposed Matrimonial Alliance Which
Terminates Inn llreacli ofFyomlte Bolt.
BoiTOX.MaSI., January 7.
James Deshon, a millionaire stock
oroker, aged clghty-flvc, for thirty years
prominently known on State street, is
sued for 9100,000 damages for breach of
promise by Mrs. Lillian S. Walker, ot
Dcdham, Mass., a widow of thirty years,
who comes of a wealthy Baltimore fam
ily, and is highly educated and accom
plished. She married at eighteen a South
ern gentleman, who died some years ego,
leaving her a childless widow. She re
moved from Baltimore to New York city,
and In 1881 canto to Boston. Being In
reduced circumstances, she resided with
relatives on Beacon Hill, and supported
herself by copying, painting, drawing and
writing poetry for tho magazines.
Deshon met her by chance, and soon
became an ardent wooer. In tho summer
ot 1882 she constutcd to become his
wife. A weels before tho appointed wed
ding he fell suddenly ill, and the mar
riage was postponed. She nursed him
through his Illness, aud tho day was
again set, but Just a week beforo IU ar
rival ha again toll 111. Tbe lady now
became suspicious aud demanded au ex
planation. Dcshou told her that bo could
not keep his engagement. Hence tho
suit, Deshon claims that the whole af
fair Is au attempt at blackmail.
HE WANTED MONEY,
And Adopted Means to the End of Seeur
ViiccsitXES, Isn., January 7.
A robber appeared at tbo home ot Mrs.
Bccbc, near Duff's Station, south ottbls
city, Monday, and demanded her moucy.
Sho declared tbat her husband bad taken
It all with blm to Hazlcton. The robbei
left and went to thu next neighbor, Sodcr
man, nnd thrust his head In the door and
asked It Mr. Soderman was at home.
Finding that he was, ho walked into the
honso and, drawing a revolver, told
Soderinaa he must clvo up his
money or lose his life. Sodennan
gave him 92, which . only en
raged Uie villain, and he took a club
and knocked the old man down and beat
him until bo was senseless Mrs. Sod
erman was sick In bed, aud tbe villain
raised bis club at her and declared ha
would LIU ber It she did not get him
some money. She managed to get up
aud caoss the room, securing 916 and
handing It to him. The scoundrel then
departed and has not been captured
Soderman was dangerously Injured.
lmru Koxa. January ft.
Tha Finance Comiultteo bavu refused to
sanction expenditure tor defenses of tho
Island, owing to the Incomplete
ness ot the scheme, and Its
doubtful utility. German, oraccn are
flocking to Vcklu, where they seek
employment in the expeditions against
the French. Tbe Chtnese call them Bis
marck'j missionaries. The German Min
ister Is said to be tndtgnaut at their con
duct, which Is attributed here, however,
merely to a desire to better their pecuniary
THE CATTLE INTERESTS.
The Montana Herds Comlos; Through ti
Winter In Good .Condition And Without
GLSitntVE, M. T., Jannary 7.
Cattle on the ranges tributary to
Glendlve aro generally reported to bo (2.
lu good condition, especially natives and T
Texas. Stock that arrived lata in tho
season have suffered Borae, but even in
this class the loss so far U hardly worth
mentioning. Mablo Bros., who landed a r
herd of Texas cattle In September on, ,,
the Bed Water, have lost a few bead,
and some losses arc reported ou O'Fal
lon and Coven Creeks among the sirne
class ot cattle. 1'caraoQ, KstabrooK &
Clark, whose range is in tbe bad route,
havo as yet reported no losses out of a
herd ot 1,S00 head, with calves dropped
on the rango on Christmas Day do
lug well, and the firm lost last year
200 head out of G20. C. J. Nealou,
the Jane Haoge, reports no loss so far,
and bis cattle aro lu splendid condi
tion. II. F. Fanutaln, ot Mlngucsvlllo,
reports cattle on the Beaver Creek range
In One order, but reports a slight loss ot
Tcxans on the Little 'Missouri. From the
Yellowstone Valley, below Glcndire, noth
ing but good reports come in. The ranges
are now In fine condition. Thcro ia no
enow to speak ot and the thermometer '
stood, at 3 p. m. to-day, at fotty degrees)
A Cowardly JXurdar.
1 cwot.7, Nzd.. January 0. '
On Sunday!' ik Ungues., s lamata
ot tho Insare. Asylum, a(Jj- .ej j V P
Cravert au attendant, 'Iraocl. a0' itm .ti
Cravcr and John Sluttcvj soother a
tendant. then knocked Babcock down 1... '
stamped blm with their feet, breaking;
six or seven ribs ou each slde.ot the body,
and driving them into tho Intestiaes.
Babcock died in halt aq hour. He wa j,
subject to epileptic tits, and.it Is clat&ed.
had one at the time. A Coroner's jury
returned a verdict that he came to bli
death from violence at the hands ot tbo
attendants, who aro now la jU on, a
charge ol murder. r
Poisoned My His Wife.
riiccjsix.n.Y., January 7.
Tho Inquest in the Myer poisoning ease,
closed yesterday. Dr. V. G.BawIII, wh
tttended tbe poisoned bhvb, tethted to n
finding a white powder about tba lid ot
the-teapot, and tt scraping Hot?. The
povvdoi vvaa produced la court. anlm
be aualyzed. The doctors who ommU tha "
postmortem testified to fladlua stroaj; "
traces 01 poison m tno skwmcsj. ptrs.
Myer was put In Jatl at Oiwego ?t(r
day mo ruin. Tbo jury at ou o,to& n
reiurneu a fertile? that Myer umu trom"
poUun, administered by hU wife.
Apparent Death Cuussdby Grltt
New Yoag, Jannary 7.
Amelia Bcbaetcr, living near Nevs
Durham, received a letter New Year's
Evo., Informing not. iiat her betrothed
lover had 143 klU4 by an explosion la 1
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